Monthly Archives: August 2006

Last call for ingredient nominations! Paper Chef 20 starts tomorrow!

Paper Chef 20 starts tomorrow. Please try to get entries in by Monday Noon PST – the judge this time, Stephen of Stephen Cooks, (as usual the winner last time) is under severe time pressure – as am I. I will do the roundup and help with judging if Stephen runs out of time. However, this is a relaxed event as always. See the new (very slightly modified) rules here.

I also want to acknowledge and give thanks publicly to Kevin at Seriously Good who held the whole Paper Chef event together when I had no time. He is a wonderful person, great food blogger and now has an impressive personal chef business. Please go check it out and send some business his way if you know anyone looking.

Current ingredient list is:

Coffee
A spiky plant like cactus (nopales!) or nettles
Guava
Dragon Fruit
Turmeric
Andouille sausage
Berries
Eggs
Cherries
Vinegar
Sun-dried tomatoes
black fermented soy beans
Giblets
Peanut butter
Apple cider
Daikon
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Crab
Pork
Something you or a friend grew
White wine
Sour cream
Peaches
Cheddar
Mushroom
Ramen Noodles
A newly (re)discovered herb like purslane or Mexican Pipiche
Edible flowers
Vermouth

So, more nominations please!

I will announce the three random and one topical ingredient tomorrow at around Noon PST

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Two more days for Paper Chef ingredient nominations

The new (very slightly modified) rules are here. Current ingredient list is:

Coffee
A spiky plant like cactus (nopales!) or nettles
Guava
Dragon Fruit
Turmeric
Andouille sausage
Berries
Eggs
Cherries
Vinegar
Sun-dried tomatoes
black fermented soy beans
Giblets
Peanut butter
Apple cider
Daikon
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Crab
Pork
Something you or a friend grew
White wine
Sour cream
Peaches
Cheddar
Mushroom
Ramen Noodles
A newly (re)discovered herb like purslane or Mexican Pipiche

So, more nominations please!

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Four Years Old! (Or is it three?)

Technically speaking, Tomatilla! is a ripe four years old today. In Internet years that is something like 1000 years old! In reality, however, I only really started posting regularly in July of 2003, so you could also say it is about 3 years old (a relatively spring chicken-like 750 years or so in translation). According to Blogger’s statistics, I have made 389 posts. And according to my rather casual but close to accurate statistics, I have posted 110 recipes.

I have also managed a few other worthwhile milestones, like publishing Digital Dish and starting the inimitable Paper Chef event, the 20th edition of which is starting this Friday!

So to celebrate, for the rest of the month I will occasionally post about the ten best past Tomatilla! entries. I will be using my own idiosyncratic methodology to determine which are the ten best…

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